Library Resource Centre (LRC)
The LRC aims to be a welcoming space for our school community, where they are free to come, read, explore, discover, learn and relax. Our LRC collection is always evolving and the joy and value that comes from reading books is something that is celebrated in this space.
The LRC is staffed by our two passionate Library Teachers, our Library Administrator and our Library Assistant. All students have weekly specialist classes and are encouraged to visit the library before and after school and during break times.
We welcome student input in the purchasing of our ever-expanding collection, ensuring they have voice and choice in this learning environment. Authors and illustrators often join us in the LRC to share their passion for literature and the skills they have attained on their journeys.
Students at SMOT are invited to become library monitors, giving them the opportunity to help maintain the library space - completing tasks such as processing returns, shelving and assisting other students in the library.
Book week is always a big week in our school. This year, our students were asked to think creatively and submit book responses to their favourite books. We received many fabulous entries, including this one from one of our Year 5 students.
The LRC aims to provide resources that empower our students to develop 21st-century learning skills such as respect, collaboration, creativity, empathy and problem-solving. We see the value in exposing our students to a variety of information literacies and support them to be self-directed as they practise these skills in the LRC.
Our Library is open every day before school from 8.30am. We are also open during most lunchtimes and most days after school.
For more information about our LRC, email firstname.lastname@example.org.